Midnight Marauders - Tribe Called Quest (1993)
I'm gonna preface this by saying I'm not as big a fan of the 90s as I am the 2010 Era because obviously that's the kind of stuff I grew up with but I definitely think hip hop's golden age is the 90s Objectively. This however is one of the most stand out rap albums I've ever heard. The production on the one hand is very much a product of its Era but it feels more timeless to me. The overall jazzy vibe I get feels very pleasing to the ears and solidifys Q Tip's status as a legendary producer. To add to that Q Tip and Phife Dawg passing around the mic is one of my all time favorite chemistries. They both are humorous, and their voices are smooth to the soul. I feel that Tribe will always be a force to be reckoned with in the hip hop game and definitely a Top 3 group of all time.
Top 5 tracks
8 Million Stories
Clap Your Hands
Oh My God
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